Wednesday, December 23, 2015
This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 37 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.14” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.94” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 36.
A strong upper level trough of low pressure currently over the plains states will pull abundant moisture northward from the southeastern U.S. and into the region late this afternoon and tonight. We’ll have a dry day today with rain moving in late this afternoon and overspreading the region tonight.
We’ll see areas of dense fog this morning along with partly sunny this morning, then cloudy skies with a 20% chance of rain this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight will bring rain. Lows will be in the upper 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.
The aforementioned low will move northwest of us Thursday into the James Bay region of Canada. This will set the stage for record-setting warmth to work its way into the region. We’ll see cloudy skies on Christmas Eve with a chance of showers in the morning as a weak cold front slides through, then partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Temperatures will top out in the lower 60s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s and southwest winds around 10 mph.
High pressure will build in for Christmas day bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 40s and west winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s.
Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.09″ of rain and had 12″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 15.
The record high was 58°F in 1990.
The record low was -18°F in 1955.
Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:16 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 9h 57m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m9s longer.
The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 2h old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:12 PM EST
Moonset: 5:05 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
Quartzite offers a bit of white to set off the greens of rock ferns and mosses.
Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/125″ exposure.